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Re: should web services be strictly stateless accessible thru bro wser and RDFying HTML etc...

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 20:26:59 -0400
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@chevrontexaco.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020507202659.G12037@www.markbaker.ca>
Hi Roger,

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 03:54:44PM -0700, Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) wrote:
> Mark - 
> 
> Could you possibly clarify this by giving an example of a stateful
> interaction which you think should not be allowed?

Sure.

In FTP, the command "RETR foo.zip" (retrieve the file foo.zip) means
different things depending upon what your current directory is.  The
current directory is set with previous FTP commands.  So the
interpretation of a message depends on previous messages.  That's
stateful.

>  Are you saying that the
> examples from Sateesh and Jeff are all statefull services, not interactions,
> and are OK?

Yes, that's right.

MB
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